STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
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Armenia’s official 2024 Academy Award submission for Best International Feature Film!
Emmy-winning actor Michael A. Goorjian (SLC Punk!) directs and stars in the award-winning, heartfelt drama, Amerikatsi. In 1948, decades after fleeing Armenia to the U.S. as a child, Charlie returns in the hope of finding a connection to his roots. Upon arriving, Charlie is identified as an “Amerikatsi” (the Armenian word for “American”), which creates conflict for him with the Soviet-ruled Armenian government. After being unjustly imprisoned, Charlie falls into despair, until he discovers that he can see into a nearby apartment from his cell window — the home of a prison guard. As his life unexpectedly becomes entwined with the man’s, he begins to see that the true spirit of his homeland is alive in its passionate people. Filled with warmth and humor, Amerikatsi celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the bonds that unite us all. (Dir. by Michael A. Goorjian, 2023, Armenia, in Armenian/Russian/English with English subtitles, 121 mins., Not Rated)